Wednesday, September 28, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Blake Snell vs. Miguel Gonzalez
The Tampa Bay Rays visit U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Blake Snell for the Rays and Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +107 and Chicago at -117. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Rays have a 76-72-8 over/under record and a 73-83-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The White Sox are 80-76-0 against the run line and have a 75-74-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Rays head into this matchup with a 65-91 record, including 29-46 on the road. Starting pitcher Blake Snell has a 6-8 record with an earned run average of 3.65 and a WHIP of 1.65. He has 94 strikeouts over his 86.1 innings pitched and he has given up 92 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.45. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 471 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen while being struck out 440 times and walking 190 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.20. The Rays pitchers have collectively given up 1,344 base hits and 642 earned runs. They have allowed 201 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 474 batters and struck out 1,298. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.25.
As a team, Tampa Bay is batting .244, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .254 average away from home. The Rays hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.25 hits per game. Evan Longoria comes into this game hitting .277 and his on-base percentage is at .324. He has 169 hits this season along with 80 runs scored and 95 runs batted in. He's struck out 140 times and has walked 42 times. Logan Forsythe is hitting .271 and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 132 hits so far while scoring 76 runs and he's driven in 52. He has walked 46 times and has struck out 121 times. The Rays have 1,287 hits, including 270 doubles and 213 home runs. They've stolen 58 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 36 times. Tampa Bay has walked 439 times this season and they've struck out 1,433 times as a unit. They've left 1,021 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 4.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 650 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this matchup with a 42-33 home record and a 75-81 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.98, Miguel Gonzalez has a 4-8 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 90 strikeouts over the 126.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 129 hits. He has allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.82. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 428 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 419 times and walking 215 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.91 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.84 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,377 base knocks and 635 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 179 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 505 hitters and struck out 1,213. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.29.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .262 average at home. The White Sox hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.84 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .296 and he has an OBP of .346. He has 168 hits this year along with 67 runs scored and 80 RBI. He's struck out 66 times and has walked on 46 occasions. Jose Abreu is hitting .299 and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 181 hits so far while he's scored 66 runs and drove in 98. He has earned a walk 42 times and has punched out 121 times. The White Sox as a unit have 1,379 base hits, including 265 doubles and 161 homers. They have 75 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 35 times. Chicago as a team has walked 437 times this year and they have struck out 1,234 times. They've had 1,066 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They score 4.22 runs per game and have totaled 659 runs so far this season.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 76-72-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 73-83-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 75-74-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 80-76-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
09/27/16 CF Kevin Kiermaier Wrist "?" Tuesday vs. Chicago White Sox
09/23/16 RF Steven Souza Hip 60-day DL (9/22); out for season
09/17/16 1B Logan Morrison Wrist 60-day DL (9/16)
09/07/16 SS Matt Duffy Heel out for season
08/07/16 LF Desmond Jennings Knee 15-day DL (8/3); out for season
08/07/16 P Enny Romero Back 15-day DL (8/4)
Chicago White Sox
09/26/16 SS Tyler Saladino Back "?" Tuesday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
09/26/16 RF Adam Eaton Head "?" Tuesday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
08/03/16 CF Charlie Tilson Hamstring 15-day DL (8/3)
07/27/16 2B Brett Lawrie Hamstring 15-day DL (7/22)
07/01/16 3B Matt Davidson Foot 60-day DL (6/30)
06/21/16 P Zach Putnam Elbow 15-day DL (6/21)
06/10/16 CF Austin Jackson Knee 15-day DL (6/10)
05/06/16 P Jacob Petricka Hip 60-day DL (5/2)
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays
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